unemployment 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/27/13) – Unemployment rates rose in 60 Kentucky counties between March 2012 and March 2013, while 54 county rates decreased and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
 
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.1 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 6.5 percent; Fayette County, 6.6 percent; Daviess, Franklin and Madison counties, 6.9 percent each; Ohio, Scott and Shelby counties, 7 percent each; and Hancock County, 7.1 percent.
 
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 18.3 percent. It was followed by Leslie County, 17.2 percent; Harlan County, 16.8 percent; Letcher County, 16.7 percent; Knott County, 15.2 percent; Bell County 15 percent; Jackson and Menifee counties, 14.8 percent each; Fulton County, 14.6 percent; and McCreary County, 14.3 percent.
 
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. The statistics in this news release are not seasonally adjusted because of the small sample size for each county. The data should only be compared to the same month in previous years.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

KSP Traffic Safety Checkpoints

HICKORY, Ky. (4/1/15) — The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1… Read More

BMS Eighth Grader Advances to National History Bee Finals

BENTON, Ky. (3/30/15) — Benton Middle School eighth grader, Brady Guess competed in the Regional History Bee… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6194

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5621

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5307

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5237

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 5020

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4370

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14410

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11739

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

April 01, 2015 4022

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 2429

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 01, 2015 1896

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 1,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 01, 2015 1631

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
March 31, 2015 1469

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 01, 2015 1384

Nortonville Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Child

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1384

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1262

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1240

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1144

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News